Marie Denis

1972 · France

Artist biography

Marie Denis is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other famous artists such as Gaspard Maîtrepierre, Marcel Bascoulard, Larissa Mayorova, William Malherbe, and La Fraterie. Marie Denis was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marie Denis is represented by two galleries. These are Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris and GDM | Paris in France. Marie Denis' work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France (29 June 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition NATURE DES PROFONDEURS Marie Denis. Marie Denis' only other exhibition is Le Désir, which took place at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France (13 May 2017 - 29 July 2017).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the twentieth century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Marie Denis

Marie Denis was born in 1972 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Marie Denis

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